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Quote of the Day: “Domesecration”

gestation crate VODomesecration is the systemic practice of violence in which social animals are enslaved and biologically manipulated, resulting in their objectification, subordination, and oppression.

Abuse at an Idaho dairy farm.

Abuse at an Idaho dairy farm.

Image: Tetra Pak via Flickr/Creative Commons

So much suffering in one glass of milk. Image: Tetra Pak via Flickr/Creative Commons

“Through domesecration, many species of animals that lived on the earth for millions of years, including several species of large, sociable Eurasian mammals, came to be regarded as mere objects, their very existence recognized only in relation to their exploitation as ‘food animals’ or similar socially constructed positions reflecting various forms of exploitation.”

— David. A. Nibert “Animal Oppression & Human Violence: Domesecration, Capitalism and Global Conflict”

 

I’m currently reading Nibert’s book and wanted to share that quote. I added the images because those came to my mind as I read it.

 

 

3 replies »

  1. Hi Rae,
    The photos include in this piece would not be considered graphic-but to me they are-such indignity. Sad!
    Anne

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